Elisha Lim is the author of 100 Butches
, to be published by Magnus books in November 2011.
As two butches
talk about their relationships, one (played by Dee) admits that she laid hands on her girlfriend "because I love her so.
The explanation for this finding, somewhat paradoxically, may be related to the higher visibility of butches
compared to femmes.
One of the consequences of the leadership role played by butches
in this time period is that most of the sources for this study are butches
, even though several acknowledge that with the years they have relaxed their standards.
As bar culture expanded in the 1940s, butches
elaborated on the masculine role, socializing a new generation of even tougher young lesbians.
I'm finding younger women are not interested in butches
London-based Lim began creating an ode to butches
while squatting in Berlin.
It is imperative that journalists continue to make room for butches
, stone butches
, trans men and everyone in between.
I've gotten a number of offers, as it seems that butches
are in high demand.
So, are stone butches
lost in the undertow of cultural change?
These four Latina/o butches
are poetic pros making national theatrical waves.
Most of the girls who go after me are really sweet, but the problem is that I'm all about other butches
I hear so often that stone butches
allow certain things to be done to them sexually, but don't allow others.
Dear Lipstick and Dipstick: I'm bothered by lesbians who need to emulate heterosexuality by assigning quasi-gender roles (femme and butch) when I don't feel I need to be a butch, nor am I attracted to butches
But when every voice on television is telling butch women to change, even words meant kindly contribute to the pressure to conform, especially in the absence of positive portrayals of butches